Cricket Australia has confirmed on Tuesday that Australia’s South Africa tour has been postponed due to health concerns. Australia were supposed to play a three-match Test series on the tour of South Africa, but Cricket Australia’s interim chief executive Nick Hockley said that traveling to South Africa could be an unacceptable risk for the visiting team. South Africa is fighting a second wave of Covid-19 and a new variant of the virus.
Hockley said in his statement, ‘After extensive due diligence with medical experts, it has become apparent that traveling from Australia to South Africa at this time is an unacceptable level of health and safety risk to our players, support staff and the community Belongs to We acknowledge the significant work done by the CSA in planning the tour, during which we made it clear that CA was ready for the extra cost and effort to make the series. ‘
He added, “This decision was not taken easily and we are very disappointed. We are currently giving great importance to international cricket. We value our relationship with CSA. We also intend to play in the inaugural final of the ICC World Test Championship.